Arizona Bioscience News: Cancer center expands at Phoenix Children’s Hospital; UA College of Medicine-Phoenix GME program receives full accreditation; Venture Madness format change

October 26, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

Group to study concussions resulting from domestic violence / Associated Press

A partnership of Phoenix-area health care and law enforcement organizations is launching a study into concussions caused by domestic violence to provide victims with better assessments of their conditions and appropriate care, and to develop so-called best practices to help catch and prosecute the abusers.

CEO leaves Pinnacle Transplant Technologies; interim CEO named / Phoenix Business Journal

Russ Yelton has left his position as CEO of Pinnacle Transplant Technologies, which makes bone and tissue allografts for human transplantation, and will be replaced on an interim basis by medical-device executive Keith Stoneback.

Actress Sharon Stone in Phoenix to welcome Barrow’s new leader / Phoenix Business Journal

Actress Sharon Stone was in Phoenix to officially welcome Barrow Neurological Institute’s new leader, Dr. Michael Lawton, who she credits with saving her life after suffering a brain aneurysm in 2001.

University of Arizona partners with Israel, Mexico on technology research / Jewish News

The University of Arizona has partnered with universities in Israel and Mexico to conduct joint research projects that will focus on six technology sectors, including health-care information technologies.

Tucson tech expo showcases new and expanding firms’ innovations / Arizona Daily Star

The Critical Path Institute, a Tucson-based nonprofit that coordinates consortia to standardize research on new drugs, was named Innovator of the Year at the Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo.

Invest Southwest announces new format for its 5th Venture Madness startup competition / Phoenix Business Journal

Invest Southwest is changing up the format for its fifth annual Venture Madness competition, where four of the most promising technology startups in the Southwest will share a $50,000 cash prize.

Business awards earned in Southern Arizona / Arizona Daily Star

Dr. Marvin Slepian, a cardiologist, inventor, entrepreneur, educator and innovator, was honored with the Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Arizona BioIndustry Association.

UA’s Phoenix medical school GME program granted full 10-year accreditation / Phoenix Business Journal

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has granted the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix’s graduate medical education program full, 10-year sponsoring institutional accreditation, which follows the full accreditation the medical school received in June from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

Cancer center sees major expansion at Phoenix Children’s Hospital / Arizona Republic

Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders has opened a new facility that provides a number of services for pediatric cancer patients within one 17,000-square-foot space featuring exam, infusion, therapy, and recovery rooms.

As Mexico’s elder population grows, so do concerns about dementia / KJZZ

As part of the series, “The State of Aging in the Valley,” this story explores Alzheimer’s disease in Mexico City and projections for large increases in residents suffering dementia.

ASU price tag jumps $7 million for north Phoenix center / KJZZ

Arizona State University plans to break ground in 2018 on its Health Solutions Innovation Center near the Mayo Clinic in north Phoenix, a project that will receive an extra $7 million in infrastructure costs paid by the city of Phoenix.